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How to Prevent a Blocked Storm Drain

Nothing solves storm drain blockages like prevention. In the absence of preventive maintenance, your drain is bound to block up over time, thus leaving you with a serious mess to deal with. Property damage is another possibility.

A storm drain, for the record, consists of connecting pipes that lead from your roof to a sump (pit) in your yard. Storm water also collects in underground sumps from the runoff of rain water from driveways and other paved surfaces.

Your underground sumps are not meant to hold all the rain water they collect.  Should a pit become blocked and the storm water can’t be diverted through underground drainage pipes, damage can and often does result to your property.

What causes a storm water drain blockage?  A build-up of soil, silt, leaves, grass and, worst of all, root invasion from trees and shrubs.

That’s why Swan’s Complete Plumbing urges you to have your storm drains inspected and cleaned once a year.  First, we can see exactly what’s going on with our CCTV inspection cameras.  Then, using high-pressure water jetters, we can thoroughly clean the drain pipes leading to and from the underground pits to prevent a serious backup, especially during the rainy season.

So, if you don’t recall the last time your storm drains were cleaned and inspected, then the time is now. Contact Swan’s Plumbing today for our prompt, courteous, and effective drain cleaning service.